Best Bluetooth headsets of 2023: top picks for hands-free conference calls and home working

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If you're looking for the best Bluetooth headsets available today, you've come to the right place. Bluetooth headsets remain incredibly useful tools, especially if you're looking for a headset for working from home, or have switched to a more hybrid way of work. Many of us use our phones more than ever for everything from staying in touch with our colleagues to video calling team mates, as well as friends and family.

Bluetooth headsets can help you work more comfortably while making and receiving phone calls, so it's well worth investing in one. However, there's a huge amount of choice out there, so how can you pick the best one for your needs? The good news is that we're here to help. 

The Bluetooth headsets on this page have been chosen thanks to their top-notch audio and recording quality. They all feature noise cancellation features that allow you to be heard even when you're using them in noisy environments. 

We've compared these Bluetooth headsets across numerous factors, from their build quality and design to their battery life and fit. We've evaluated their noise cancellation quality, microphone clarity, and control button usefulness. And finally, we've analyzed their Bluetooth capabilities and strength, pricing, among other things. 

No matter if you're in a car or at your desk, one of these will allow you to enjoy the benefits of hands-free calling. When compiling this list, we picked devices that make taking calls quick, easy and safe, whether you're driving, using equipment or typing on a keyboard.

The best Bluetooth headsets of 2023 in full

Jabra Evolve2 65 Flex

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1. Jabra Evolve2 65 Flex

The best overall bluetooth headset


Weight: 136g / 4.8oz
Battery: up to 20hrs battery life
Bluetooth Version: 5.2

Reasons to buy

Stealth design
Phenomenal voice isolation microphone
Comfortable headset

Reasons to avoid


The Jabra Evolve2 65 Flex is an incredible headset that bridges the gap between casual and professional headsets. This headset has a helpful folding design that increases portability exponentially, further the smart features built into this headset are wonderful.

The ANC (active noise canceling) is great for both listening to music or a huge presentation. The ClearVoice microphone feature can cut through even a noisey coffee shop, giving those you are speaking to in a meeting a background-noise free feed from your mic, with only your voice poking through, just as it should be.

Further, this headset is comfortable and stylish enough that you could wear it all day long in public and not have it look like you are working, but just listening to some good music on some quality headphones.

There are a handful of great features built in to this headset to give it a productivity boost, such as a busy light to show you are in a meeting, buttons and controls to change settings on the fly, and has some great virtual meeting platform certifications.

Shot of the Plantronics Voyager 5200 headset with microphone arm extended

Plantronics Voyager 5200 headset

2. Plantronics Voyager 5200

Great Bluetooth headset for work and play


Weight: 2kg
Battery life: 7 hours
Bluetooth version: Bluetooth 4.1

Reasons to buy

Caller ID

Reasons to avoid


The Plantronics Voyager 5200 is one of the very best Bluetooth headsets around, from a brand name that's well respected when it comes to headsets. It's designed with comfort in mind, so you can wear it for extended periods without it bothering you. It also sits securely in place, so it won't fall off. 

Although the buttons on the headset are useful during calls, it's completely hands free, as caller ID will announce the name of whoever is calling you and you can simply say "answer" to take the call.

The noise-cancelling is effective even in busy environments, and multiple microphones ensure strong voice quality, and a great all-round Bluetooth headset. It's also coated in sweat proof material, giving it a ruggedness that other Bluetooth headsets lack.

The headset's companion app also features plenty of customizations for phone calls, so you can set things up the way you like them. 

Jabra Stealth Bluetooth headset on a white background

Jabra Stealth Bluetooth headset

3. Jabra Stealth

Well designed Bluetooth headset that's small and stylish


Weight: 7.9g
Battery life: 6 hours
Wireless range: 10m
Bluetooth version: Bluetooth 4

Reasons to buy

Nice design

Reasons to avoid

Volume control is fiddly

The Jabra Stealth is one of the nicest designed Bluetooth headsets in our roundup, and not only does it look good, it also feels comfortable to wear, being as light as it is. The Stealth isn't quite as small and unnoticeable as its name suggests, but it's very technically impressive, so we'll let it slide.

The sound quality here is excellent, and it does a good job of limiting background noise picked up by its mic as well. This is definitely a Bluetooth headset worth investing in if you rely on voice-free calls. 

The Bluetooth headset comes with six ear cushions and two ear hooks so that you can experiment till you find the most secure and comfortable fit for your ears.

How to choose the best Bluetooth headsets for you

When choosing the best Bluetooth headsets for yourself, think about the way you take phone calls. You'll want a headset that boasts a large battery if you're on calls for long hours daily. A larger battery will keep the device running longer, increasing the product's overall lifespan. 

Check whether a headset offers noise cancellation. If you're frequently taking calls in noisy places, then you'll want one with powerful noise isolation. It'll also need to feature a robust microphone that can separate your voice from the background and ensure the receiver hears you clearly. 

Then, check the type of fit that it offers. Some headsets will come with different ear tip sizes for a more customized fit. 

Lastly, consider features such as Bluetooth range, voice assistant integration, the control buttons, and the number of devices the headset can connect to simultaneously.

How we test the best Bluetooth headsets

We've assessed these Bluetooth headsets by several criteria, starting with their audio quality on calls. We've also checked their battery lives, noise cancellation quality, microphone clarity, and fit. 

If the headset wasn't offering a secure or comfortable fit, we checked if it came with extra ear tips and hooks of varying sizes. We checked the tactile control buttons on the headsets and how seamless they made the call receiving process. If the buttons helped to control media, we noted that down too. 

Lastly, we looked at voice assistant integration, the Bluetooth's range, and the pricing, among other aspects. 

Collin Probst
B2B Hardware Editor, TechRadar Pro

Collin is the B2B Hardware Editor for TechRadar Pro. He has been in journalism for years, with experience in small and large markets, including Gearadical, DailyBeast, FutureNet, and more.

Collin is an experienced individual who has an abundance of knowledge when it comes to all things professional hardware. He is the go-to subject matter expert for TechRadar Pro and focuses on standing desks, office chairs, business laptops, "pro" monitors, and other similar topics. With his in-depth understanding of these areas, Collin can provide invaluable insights and advice to readers looking to make informed decisions about their hardware investments.

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